Time to check out the Big Ten bowl projections from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. For the second week in a row, Palm projects no Big Ten teams in the playoffs. He has No. 1 Alabama playing No. 4 Houston in the Peach Bowl and No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. Palm had 11 Big Ten teams in bowls last week; he has just 10 this week, with Northwestern falling out after an 0-2 start that has included losses to a MAC team and a FCS squad. Last week, Northwestern was projected to be in the
Save for one stunning upset—I’m looking at you, Northwestern—it was business as usual in the Big Ten in Week 2. As a result, there isn't much change in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten game predictions. Like Big Ten teams, Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Big Ten fans all went 12-2, missing the same two games: Western Michigan at Northwestern and Wisconsin vs. LSU. See all of our Week 2 predictions below. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) 2016 record: 24-3 Week 2 record: 12-1 Week 2 picks: Maryland 27, FIU 10; Cincinnati 31, Purdue 20; Rutgers 28, Howard 10; Michigan 31, UCF 7; Minnesota 27, Indiana State 14; Nebraska
Week 2 was all about the blowouts with five teams scored over 50 points as Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin all hung at least half-a-hundred on opponents in easy wins.
Penn State visits Pittsburgh at noon ET on Saturday. Our BTN Stats Guy provides five things to know before the game.
In this week's "Things We Think We Know," BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lays out ten things: Fear Iowa. Ohio State means business. Heres one Week 2 "must win." Read them all ahead of Saturday's games.
Keeping student veterans engaged with their futures is job #1.
Thirteen schools are in action. And there are some top matches on deck in the second week of play. The headliner is the highly anticipated renewal of the Pitt-Penn State rivalry. Get Tom Dienhart's Best of Week 2 inside.
Who wins Week 2 Big Ten football games? There's 13 of them this week, including six on BTN/BTN2Go. Hop inside to see the BTN.com team's predictions and to cast your 13 winners.
The first leaf hasn’t fallen off a tree. But it’s never too early to think about bowl matchups, right? See where CBSSports.com's Jerry Palm places the Big Ten following Week 1 inside.